Shead, recovering from an ACL and meniscus tear suffered in the postseason, wasn’t tendered by the Seahawks as a restricted free agent. A 15-game starter last season, Shead is extremely versatile, as Kapadia writes he’s capable of playing outside, inside, or at safety. On more than 1,000 defensive snaps, Shead graded as the league’s No. 38 corner, per Pro Football Focus.
Seattle would like to bring Shead back into the fold, but as many as six other teams have expressed interest, per Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. If Shead can generate enough of a market, he may be able to earn more than he would have under the lowest restricted free agent tender ($1.797MM).
PFR did not place Shead on its most recent list of the top free agent cornerbacks due to the uncertainty surrounding his injury status.
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